ASTM E8 Tensile tests provide information on the strength and ductility of materials under uniaxial tensile stresses. From fragile wires to structural steel, from lead and copper to aluminum, steel and titanium alloys, metal alloy manufacturers face the challenge of testing their products and materials to meet advertised quality specifications and comply with required industry standards. We solve those challenges for you with a wide variety of uniaxial tensile testing solutions at the most cost-effective prices in the industry.
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Common Material Types
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ASTM E8 Test Procedure
Step 1: Measure and document the specimen dimensions to determine the smallest point’s cross-sectional area. The original cross-sectional area is used for stress calculations.
Step 2: If not using an extensometer, place gage marks on the test samples at the appropriate gage length. The distance between the gage marks after the specimen is broken is used to determine the percent elongation at the breaking point. The gage lengths need to be the same.
Step 3: Zero the test machine.
Step 4: Install the specimen into the grips. If using an extensometer, install the extensometer on the sample and begin loading the specimen. Step 5: Run the test until the sample either fails or fractures.
Step 6: Remove the broken sample. If using an extensometer the software will automatically calculate the elongation, yield and modulus data. If not using an extensometer, fit the fractured ends together and measure the distance between the gage marks to the nearest 0.05 mm (0.002 in).
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ASTM E8 Related Standards
- ASTM A27 Steel Castings, Carbon, for General Application
- ASTM A29 Steel Bars, Carbon and Alloy, Hot-Wrought ASTM A48 Steel Castings, Welding, Qualifications of Procedures and Personnel
- ASTM A53 Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless
- ASTM A109 Steel, Strip, Carbon (0.25 Maximum Percent), Cold-Rolled
- ASTM A269 Seamless and Welded Austenitic Stainless Steel Tubing for General Service
- ASTM A370 Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
- ASTM A488 Steel Castings, Welding, Qualifications of Procedures and Personnel
- ASTM A536 Ductile Iron Castings
- ASMT A641 Zinc–Coated (Galvanized) Carbon Steel Wire
- ASTM A653 Standard Specification for Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) or Zinc-Iron Alloy-Coated (Galvannealed) by the Hot-Dip Process
- ASTM A1008 Steel, Sheet, Cold-Rolled, Carbon, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy, High-Strength Low-Alloy with Improved Formability, Solution Hardened, and Bake Hardenable
- ASTM A1018 Steel, Sheet and Strip, Heavy-Thickness Coils, Hot-Rolled, Carbon, Commercial, Drawing, Structural, High-Strength Low-Alloy, High-Strength Low-Alloy with Improved Formability, and Ultra-High Strength
- ASTM A1064 Carbon-Steel Wire and Welded Wire Reinforcement, Plain and Deformed, for Concrete
- ASTM B3 Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
- ASTM B36 Brass Plate, Sheet, Strip, And Rolled Bar
- ASTM B96 Copper-Silicon Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar for General Purposes and Pressure Vessels
- ASTM B103 Phosphor Bronze Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar
- ASTM B108 Aluminum-Alloy Permanent Mold Castings
- ASTM B122 Copper-Nickel-Tin Alloy, Copper-Nickel-Zinc Alloy (Nickel Silver), and Copper-Nickel Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar
- ASTM B152 Copper Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Rolled Bar
- ASTM B209 Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate
- ASTM B210 Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes
- ASTM B211 Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Rolled or Cold Finished Bar, Rod, and Wire
- ASTM B221 Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes
- ASTM B241 Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Seamless Pipe and Seamless Extruded Tube
- ASTM B247 Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Die Forgings, Hand Forgings, and Rolled Ring Forgings
- ASTM B265 Titanium and Titanium Alloy Strip, Sheet, and Plate
- ASTM B308 Aluminum-Alloy 6061-T6 Standard Structural Profiles
- ASTM B348 Titanium and Titanium Alloy Bars and Billets
- ASTM B367 Titanium and Titanium Alloy Castings
- ASTM B557 Tension Testing Cast Aluminum Magnesium Test Equipment
- ASTM B591 Copper-Zinc-Tin and Copper-Zinc-Tin-Iron-Nickel Alloys Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar
- ASTM B861 Titanium and Titanium Alloy Seamless Pipe
- ASTM B862 Titanium and Titanium Alloy Welded Pipe
- ASTM B863 Titanium and Titanium Alloy Wire
- ASTM D1002 Apparent Shear Strength of Single-Lap-Joint Adhesively Bonded Metal Specimens by Tension Loading (Metal-to-Metal)
- ASTM D3528 Strength Properties of Double Lap Shear Adhesive Joints by Tension Loading
- ASTM D5656 Thick-Adherend Metal Lap-Shear Joints for Determination of the Stress-Strain Behavior of Adhesives in Shear by Tension Loading
- ASTM E345 Tension Testing of Metallic Foil
- ASTM F2516 Tension Testing of Nickel-Titanium Superelastic Materials
Recommended Test Equipment for ASTM E8
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Load ratings from 25 kN to 500 kN (5,625 lbf to 112,500 lbf)
Jaws move laterally in stationary position while grip body moves on adjustment
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